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  1. strokee's Avatar
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    1). Rebooting a lot

    2). Soft-touch film peeling off

    3). Inconsistent battery life

    4). Light leaking out through corner of screen/USB port

    5). Buggy LED screens

    6). Buttons too flush with the body of the phone

    I'm really starting to second-guess my desire to purchase this phone. This seems like a lot of problems with this phone already. At least the 16 GB of memory is expandable. Wait...
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    Not exactly issues HTC isn't already familiar with to be honest.
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    I thought the 8X was perfect? At least that is what I read on the internet somewhere.
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    Overall you have to remember that most people who have no issues with their product wont come to forums like these to say "HEY, MY PHONE WORKS PERFECT". Meanwhile the people who are having issues are far more likely to post and ask about their issues.

    Reading these forums you would get the image that a lot of people either got defective Surfaces or werent otherwise happy with it, but in the poll when someone asked if ppl are happy with the purchase, like 90% were happy with the purchase. It's just the "vocal minority" really.

    That said, I'm getting a Lumia 920, but there are bad apples (but all Apples are bad! :D) in every bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlm1950 View Post
    I thought the 8X was perfect? At least that is what I read on the internet somewhere.
    they can't put it on the internet unless it's true.
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    Look its only true if you believe it.

    HTC has at times been a tad underwhelming on the Quality side for me. OP links to sources would help support your arguments. I have read others with a couple of the issues you mentioned but not to any great extent. If others are having the same issues as you why not start a thread with and take a pole?
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    You mean, like a light pole? Maybe a fire pole? I could try the North Pole.
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    Seriously though, some examples of these problems? Not believing until seen'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strokee View Post
    You mean, like a light pole? Maybe a fire pole? I could try the North Pole.
    You can pole it you can poll it or you can polish it I don't care...lol I didn't realize I was dealing with the grammar police. Damn spell checker!

    :P
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    I'm going for the 920, but I don't think you can start chalking up systemic "problems" to the 8X until this stuff is more widely reported and the device reaches a far bigger audience than it has thus far.

    I'm sure there will be corresponding "problems" for the 920 on Monday, Nov. 12 after AT&T users like myself have a weekend to put it through its paces.

    This stuff is par for the course with most new smartphones. Apple had yellow screens, scuffs, shattered glass, purple light pictures....you name it. Samsung has had too many issues to count. No one is immune from this stuff.

    My personal experience with HTC (The Arrive) was great and my wife's EVO LTE is working great too, although I find her auto settings pictures to be generally underwhelming and noisy. That aside, it has a GORGEOUS screen...same as the 8X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keizka View Post
    Seriously though, some examples of these problems? Not believing until seen'em.
    There is a thread on the booting issues many people are having. The button flush problem is mentioned in most video reviews. And the peeling thing;



    After he dropped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post

    After he dropped it.
    ? So he dropped it and the corner got damaged? I'd say that's pretty normal behavior for any phone :-)

    My wife has the 8X and it's completely flawless. She's been using it for a week - looks like new, doesn't have any light leakage, has never rebooted.

    I got a 920 and regret it because it feels like a brick in your pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strokee View Post
    1). Rebooting a lot

    2). Soft-touch film peeling off

    3). Inconsistent battery life

    4). Light leaking out through corner of screen/USB port

    5). Buggy LED screens

    6). Buttons too flush with the body of the phone

    I'm really starting to second-guess my desire to purchase this phone. This seems like a lot of problems with this phone already. At least the 16 GB of memory is expandable. Wait...
    A few cases on a forum doesn't indicate an actual problem with a device. We can look at almost all devices on this forum and see problems. In short you have no proof to back up these claims.

    I guarantee there will be problems with the Lumia devices for people, doesn't mean it's riddled with issues. It's how every device is... There will always be people whom will get a defective device sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zipro View Post
    ? So he dropped it and the corner got damaged? I'd say that's pretty normal behavior for any phone :-)

    My wife has the 8X and it's completely flawless. She's been using it for a week - looks like new, doesn't have any light leakage, has never rebooted.

    I got a 920 and regret it because it feels like a brick in your pocket.
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    Ya, vagrant, I've seen that picture. That's no good indeed. But the sudden reboots, light leakage etc are new to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keizka View Post
    Ya, vagrant, I've seen that picture. That's no good indeed. But the sudden reboots, light leakage etc are new to me.
    http://forums.wpcentral.com/8x/
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    After having my 8X for a few days I can honestly say that I have not experienced any of those issues. Whether or not they appear in the future, I suppose time will tell. As for the buttons, I do not have any problems finding them, exactly how pronounced do they need do be?

    My only gripe with the phone is the mapping software. Coming from Android this is an area which I always knew would be lacking though.
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    Someone isn't happy that the Lumia still isn't available, I think. :D

    Have you heard about the 920's problems?

    1) Screens cracking -- even shattering -- if it's dropped. The damage is permanent.

    2) Camera doesn't work well, Nokia is promising a software fix "in the coming months."

    3) Users have been able to break the USB port by repeatedly shoving the USB cable in upside-down.

    4) Several users have reported that baking the Lumia 920 at 300 degrees for 15 minutes has a severe impact on durability and reliability of the unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    There is a thread on the booting issues many people are having. The button flush problem is mentioned in most video reviews. And the peeling thing;

    Click to view quoted image


    After he dropped it.
    LOL isn't an issue if they dropped it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post
    Someone isn't happy that the Lumia still isn't available, I think. :D

    Have you heard about the 920's problems?

    1) Screens cracking -- even shattering -- if it's dropped. The damage is permanent.

    2) Camera doesn't work well, Nokia is promising a software fix "in the coming months."

    3) Users have been able to break the USB port by repeatedly shoving the USB cable in upside-down.

    4) Several users have reported that baking the Lumia 920 at 300 degrees for 15 minutes has a severe impact on durability and reliability of the unit.
    You told me T-Mobile would have the 8X first. Were you lying? Are you a liar?
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    I've been having issues with reboots. However, I think the phone is utterly fantastic. I'm an early adopter and I expect there to be some challenges. I actually think its a software issue not hardware.

    ****, I bought the lumia 800 on its release last year and my first unit had to be returned due to it turning itself off and not being able to switch it back on. I got a replacement.

    Sometimes you get a faulty device. Sometimes you drop your phone. It happens.

    Most of the time you get something and it works perfectly.
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    ^ This. It took me 3 Lumia 800s before I got one that didn't suffer random reboot issues.

    I must admit, the pic of the dropped 8X is pretty bad. I'll be taking extra care with mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anth77uk View Post
    I've been having issues with reboots. However, I think the phone is utterly fantastic. I'm an early adopter and I expect there to be some challenges. I actually think its a software issue not hardware.

    ****, I bought the lumia 800 on its release last year and my first unit had to be returned due to it turning itself off and not being able to switch it back on. I got a replacement.

    Sometimes you get a faulty device. Sometimes you drop your phone. It happens.

    Most of the time you get something and it works perfectly.
    How does the phone feel in the hand compared to the 800? Also, how's the camera compared to the 800?
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    The 8x actually feels lighter in the hand to me. I think that its due to the weight distribution over a larger body. I have pretty big hands (im 6'2") but my wife has tiny hands and she found the 8x better to hold than the iphone5. The camera is leaps and bounds better than the 800. The camera was my biggest disappointment on the lumia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brmiller1976 View Post

    4) Several users have reported that baking the Lumia 920 at 300 degrees for 15 minutes has a severe impact on durability and reliability of the unit.

    Well that's true, but it makes a tasty meatloaf (if such a thing could be true).

    Baking the 8x is probably not recommended unless you are an expert chef with experience in thin pastries
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